You're Not Alone!
Making changes on our own is very difficult.
Believe me, I have tried. Even with the best intentions, it’s hard to be that disciplined.
In my journey to get healthy, I’ve had a few different people I've used as accountability partners. I've hired a personal trainer at one time, my sister and I had a plan for a while, and I had a friend of mine who was going through the same thing, so we worked together on our journey to a healthier life.
In my business, I've often had my mentor coach be my accountability partner. When you work as an entrepreneur, it’s almost critical at times to have some kind of accountability because it’s so easy to put things off in the future.
I have found in my own experience, and when working with clients, that there are three very important factors in picking out the right accountability partner.
- Talk with your accountability partner on a regular basis.
- At least once a week on the same day and time.
- The appointment is to share your progress, your successes and challenges.
- Send text messages throughout the week as these can be extremely motivating.
- Use this time to set up new goals for the coming week.
- You have to trust your accountability partner, like really trust them.
- There is no fibbing or exaggerating on your updates.
- Choose someone you know will not judge you.
- If you feel judged, get a different partner. It will never work otherwise.
- Get uncomfortable.
- If you want different results, you have to do something different.
- It's time to take action.
- One of the things I loved about my personal trainer is he would, at random times throughout the week, ask me what I had eaten that day. Believe me when this happens enough times, you really stop before reaching for the doughnut because you don’t want THAT text message to come through that day.
- Make sure the person you choose is not too easy on you. And yes, this can happen without judgment.
- A little challenge now and then is a good thing.
Regardless of whom you choose as your accountability partner, it’s a great feeling to know you are not in this journey alone.
No matter if you're making large or small changes in your life, change is hard and having a partner to get through those growing pains can make the difference between staying where you are or moving forward to where you want to be.
Because, I believe in the power of accountability and having a strong support system, I make sure that accountability is built into my individual coaching and my group coaching.
You can count on the fact that I will check in on your progress and you can be honest with me because I hold no judgment.
My only intention is help you get closer to your goals. And yes, you will be challenged, and it may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but that is ok, change often is.
Thank you for your time and attention...